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Dog Friendly Activities in Fernandina Beach, FL

There are 6 dog friendly activities in Fernandina Beach. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Fernandina Beach.

Pet Friendly Fort Clinch State Park
Fort Clinch State Park Fort Clinch State Park is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on all of the hiking trails, nature trails, along the park drive, and in the camping areas at the park. One of the best parts of this state park is the six-mile trail around the fort and the surrounding wooded areas. Alternatively, you and Fido may enjoy the shorter hike, the Willow Pond Hiking Trail. This hike loops around a couple of pretty fresh water ponds. Unfortunately, pooches can't go inside any of the historic buildings on the site such as the fort, and dogs are not permitted on the boardwalk or beach. The fee to enter is $6 per vehicle. See Details
Pet Friendly Fernandina Beach Main Beach Park
Fernandina Beach Main Beach Park Fernandina Beach Main Beach Park is a dog-friendly area in Florida. Dogs are allowed off leash inside the park, but must be leashed on the beach. See Details
Amelia River Cruises & Charters Bring Fido to the Historic Fernandina waterfront to set sail with Amelia River Cruises. Choose from the dog friendly Cumberland Island Tour, Beach Creek Tour, Family Friendly Sunset Cruise, and the Adults-Only Twilight BYOB Cruise. Kids Tours and a seasonal Eco-Shrimping Tour are also available. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners for no additional fee! See Details
Peters Point Beachfront Park Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach at Peters Point Beachfront Park. The park features indoor/outdoor showers, picnic tables, and fishing access. See Details
Nassau Humane Society Dog Park This dog park is for dogs of all sizes with special areas and pools designated for small and large dogs. There are also shaded benches for the dog parents. All proceeds benefit the Nassau Humane Society. See Details
Fernandina Beach Dogs are welcome to join their owners on Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, located off the east coast of Florida. As long as Fido is on a leash, they can join you as you wander on the sands and in the surf of this popular beach. You and Fido will discover diverse restaurants, busy shops, sandy beaches, and majestic trees dotted around the rest of the island. See Details
Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park Commonly referred to as Hanna Park, Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park in Jacksonville welcomes leashed dogs throughout the year in the park and at the beach. This 450-acre area offers a water park, freshwater lake, pet friendly campground, hiking and biking trails, one of Jacksonville's best surfing beaches and more. Most areas of the park are dog friendly. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times, clean up after your pup, and obey all posted signs. There is a small fee for admission. See Details
Ed Austin Dog Park Ed Austin Dog Park is located in Jacksonville, FL, is a family sports venue and exercise complex. Follow the old golf cart trail for a 1.75 mile walk or go into the 4 acres of off leash dog park. See Details
OceanWay Park This shaded park has separate fenced-in areas for large and small dogs. There is no water available, but plenty of trash cans and waste baggies. See Details
St. Johns River Ferry Fido will love feeling the wind in his fur aboard the St. Johns River Ferry in Atlantic Beach. Connecting Mayport Village and Fort George Island, the dog friendly, car and passenger ferry departs every half hour. Dogs must remain in vehicles and pedestrians with dogs must stand in the back away from other passengers. See Details
Crooked River State Park Located on southern tip of Georgia's Colonial Coast in St. Mary's, dog-friendly Crooked River State Park is the perfect spot for enjoying the intracoastal waterway and maritime forest. Campsites are surrounded by palmettos and Spanish moss-draped oaks, while cottages are set near the tidal river. A boat ramp is popular with anglers who often take to the water before sunrise. Just down the road is the ferry to famous Cumberland Island National Seashore known for secluded beaches and wild horses. The park's nature trail winds through forest and salt marsh, and hikers may see gopher tortoises, fiddler crabs, herons and other birds. Dogs are allowed on all trails, but must be kept on a 6-ft max leash. Dogs are not permitted in or around historic sites, lodges, group camps, or swimming areas. See Details
Little Talbot Island State Park Dogs are welcome at Little Talbot Island State Park, one of Florida's last remaining undeveloped barrier islands. You can bring Fido with you to enjoy the nature trails, hiking trails, paved roads, parking lots, campground, pavilions, and picnic areas. One of the most popular trails is the Dune Ridge Trail Loop, winding four miles through dunes and marshes. Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted on beaches or in the waters around the island. This rule is to protect the wildlife in the area. The fee for entrance into the park is $5 per vehicle. Little Talbot Island State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park Dogs are allowed at Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park. The area is known for offering Longleaf Pine ecosystems of sandhill and scrubby flatwoods, basin swamps, and salt marsh creeks. Fido can join you on hiking trails, picnic areas, paved park roads, parking lots, and multi-use trails. Pooches are not allowed along the shoreline. Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Big Talbot Island State Park Big Talbot Island State Park is a pet-friendly island off the northeast coast of Florida. There's a huge variety of scenery to take in on the island and the best way to do this is on one of the many trails, such as the Blackrock Trail that will lead you and your pooch to the shoreline, the Big Pine Trail that will take your troop to the marshland, or Old Kings Highway and Jones Cut that takes in the beauty of the maritime forest. When you get tired of walkies, you can relax at one of the picnic areas on the island. There are lots of other hiking trails to enjoy on the island, as well as great fishing opportunities off the coast. Due to the carefully balanced eco-system and variety in wildlife, there may be some areas of the island that are off limits for Fido, so be sure to check with the park staff before your trip. The fee for entry onto Big Talbot Island State Park is $3 per vehicle. The park is open from 8am until sunset, but the boat ramp is open 24 hours a day. See Details
Petro Kingsland Has a Burger King, Subway, Starbucks, O'Deli's, Country Store and a Travel Store. This location has a dedicated area for pets that need some exercise or a rest break. Waste bags and trash receptacles are also available for easy cleanup. TA and Petro Travel Stores also carry a variety of pet care product. See Details
Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park. Previously an access route to East Florida during the civil war, the park now houses the remnants of the era, including an old encampment that you and Fido can picnic together at. The hiking trails, pavilions, paved park roads, parking lots and multi-use trails are all dog-friendly, as long as you keep Fido on a leash under six feet. The Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Kayak Amelia Kayak Amelia allows dogs on their kayak and paddle board rentals. This outdoor outpost is located in the Florida State Parks. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on the beaches in the park, but there are awesome trails to explore with your pooch instead. Kayak Amelia is open every day of the week from 9am until 5pm. See Details
Love's Travel Stop Exit 366 Love's Travel Stop at Exit 366 on Interstate 95 in Jacksonville, FL, is a dog-friendly gas station and rest area. Across America, you'll find Love's Travel Stops that offer facilities for traveling canines. This location has a fully-fenced dog park with a convenient waste station. See Details
Tommy Casey Memorial Dog Park Fairly spacious, completely fenced, off-leash dog park in a quiet area. There's a spigot so you can give your dog fresh water, a nice agility course to try out, benches for the humans, and plenty of trees. There are also a couple trash receptacles, but there aren't always waste bags available, so make sure to bring your own. People seem to have a habit of leaving tennis balls behind, so you might be in luck if you left toys at home!

Hours are from sunrise to sunset. Rules are fairly standard: vaccinations are a must, remove all choke or spike or prong collars, children under 16 must be with an adult, an owner must be inside the park with their dog(s) at all times, leash your dog(s) if you can't control them, aggressive dogs and dogs in heat aren't allowed, and fill in holes and pick up waste your dog leaves.
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